Middle Street Primary School

Spring

Our new learning journey is The Glorious Greeks!

 

Every Friday, each child is given four spellings to learn over the weekend.  All spelling books should be back in school by the following Friday morning. We will also now be giving out grammar and arithmetic homework that is due in on a Friday. If you would like some support with homework we will be running a homework club on a Wednesday morning. Please feel free to drop in from 8:15.

Please ensure that your child is reading and practising times tables every evening.  Children will do Times Table Superheroes tests every week.  Remember practice makes perfect!  We recommend this site (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button).  The document attached under the Times Tables Superheroes page( Tables Practice) includes some activities for Year 6 too.  Go to http://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/ for problem questions.  There are also some great live lessons on the link below:

Primary Live Lessons

 

This term the children will be learning how to play the game High 5 and learning how to improve their fitness in PE.  Children must bring their complete PE kit every Monday and Thursday.  Don't forget!

Here are some great websites where you can find out more about the Ancient Greeks:

 

http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greece.html 

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zgt7mp3 

We started this learning journey with a video from the secretary of Sparta who asked us to join King Menelaus on his siege against Prince Paris of Troy.

https://youtu.be/V4EH197N3ho  

 

We were inspired by an artist called Ron Steven to produce pictures of underwater life using dots and patterns.

We have also been busy creating our own sea creatures. We have written interesting reports about them including using a classification key.

Year six children created guidelines for use of social media. Here is an example of one: 

In computing we are learning to be artists and make designs using geometric shapes. 

 

Here is an example project created on Scratch:

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/15513542/editor